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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 18, 2007

  • Dell Keeps Improving Linux Support (Jul 18, 2007, 22:30)
    Linux-Watch: "There's been no major improvements in Dell's Linux software support, but there have been small, but handy, improvements in Dell's support offerings..."

  • OpenSolaris Users to Ian Murdock, Sun: You're Missing the Point (Jul 18, 2007, 22:00)
    SearchOpenSource: "Gordon Haff, senior analyst with Illuminata, told me that many Sun developers might start to question why they need 'Linux junk' in their software when Solaris runs just fine..."

  • Software Freedom Day 2007--Bigger than Ever (Jul 18, 2007, 21:30)
    Community: "September 15th marks Software Freedom Day, the world's largest celebration and outreach effort about why transparent and sustainable technologies like Free & Open Source Software are so important..."

  • OOXML Does Not Buy Its Way in Italy (Jul 18, 2007, 21:00) "The voting in Italy was scheduled to end the 13 of July, for members enrolled on or before 8th July. Strange things started to happen, not unlike other member bodies' situations abroad..."

  • UK Greens Connect to Free Software (Jul 18, 2007, 20:30) "For average hackers in their cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales is working to connect the dots..."

  • Linux... Up Against the Wall (Jul 18, 2007, 20:00)
    Hoosier Penguin: "Across from me is the man who invented that monitor and the content delivery system that runs it, Eric Kanagy, CEO of RedPost, Inc. I have traveled all of 40 minutes to Goshen, Indiana to meet Eric and find out what's the big deal about an electronic bulletin board that runs Linux..."

  • openSUSE Gets a New Manager (Jul 18, 2007, 17:00)
    LWN: "I'm glad to announce that I have given over my responsibilities for the openSUSE distribution to Stephan Kulow..."

  • Slackware: Old Warhorse is Going Strong (Jul 18, 2007, 16:30)
    iTWire: "The last time I looked at Slackware was nearly seven years ago; version 7.1 was thrown my way by a magazine and I was asked for a review..."

  • Apache Loses More Ground in Latest Netcraft Report (Jul 18, 2007, 16:00)
    SearchOpenSource: "In a February report from Web site tracking and analysis firm Netcraft, the Apache Web server dipped below 60% market share for the first time since September 2002..."

  • GnuCash 2.2.0 Released (Jul 18, 2007, 15:00)
    FootNotes: "The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.0, the new stable release of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software..."

  • Microsoft Will Support ODF If It Doesn't 'Restrict Choice Among Formats' (Jul 18, 2007, 13:00)
    BetaNews: "...[T]he company would support ratification of its own Open XML format along with OpenDocument Format as ISO standards, if and only if doing so would promote choice among the world's consumers..."

  • Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal (Jul 18, 2007, 12:30)
    InformationWeek: "Microsoft says software that's licensed under a new version of a popular open source license isn't covered by the patent protection deal it recently signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire..."

  • Asterisk Opens One Company's Eyes to Open Source (Jul 18, 2007, 12:00) "American Fiber Systems (AFS), with headquarters in Rochester, NY, provides fiber optic network services directly to enterprises and to carrier resellers..."

  • Pardus Linux 2007.2 Review (Jul 18, 2007, 11:15)
    simplyjat: "The Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana) is a subspecies of leopard native to Asia Minor, Turkey. It is unknown whether any of these leopards still exist in the wild. Pardus linux is a Turkish distribution named after the Anatolian leopard..."

  • Avivo vs. Fglrx Driver In GtkPerf (Jul 18, 2007, 07:30)
    Phoronix: "While the Avivo driver doesn't yet contain 3D functionality or support a number of features found in the official fglrx driver and the community Radeon driver, it is making steady progress despite its age..."

  • Screen: Tips & Tricks (Jul 18, 2007, 06:45)
    PolishLinux: "In this article I will describe a very useful program: GNU Screen. Usually this program is used by people who have a shell account on a Unix server..." [Link repaired. -ed.]

  • How to Easily Monitor your Website Uptime for Free (Jul 18, 2007, 06:00)
    ThemBid: "Currently, there are a bunch of website monitors available, some are free, but I couldn't find any that was really simple and satisfy our requirements..."

  • Future of Open Source in the SaaS World (Jul 18, 2007, 03:45)
    TechBizMedia: "The software as a service is at very early stages and it is too early to determine how it will play out in the future..."

  • It Can't Be Easy Being Fedora, Overshadowed by Ubuntu (Jul 18, 2007, 02:15)
    Seopher: "It can't be easy being Fedora; the once cream of the crop release being entirely overshadowed by the young upstart that is Ubuntu..."

  • Is the OSS Business Model Inherently Monopolistic? (Jul 18, 2007, 00:30)
    LoopFuse Blog: "The main benefits, in my view, of adopting an OSS business model are: a/ disruption and b/ commoditization..."